On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace,” Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said the charges laid out in the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash
” “all smells” and is “pretty ugly.”
Hume said, “The smoking gun requirement would be what you’re looking for if you’re trying to prove a bribe, an outright bribe. But if the standard is even the appearance of a conflict of interest, he’s got all of that.”
Hume also commented on former President Bill Clinton’s skyrocketed speaking fees.
“These donations to the foundation from these foreign governments, many of them unsavory characters at the head of them, this all smells,” Hume said. “Now, can you prove that these were bribes? No. but can anybody reasonably infer these people were trying to buy influence? Of course. The Clintons seem oblivious to that possibility, or knowing of it, and figuring they can get away with it. Of course, you have the instances in which the reporting that was supposed to occur to make all this transparent it did not. You add it all up, it’s pretty ugly.”